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How to boost your confidence – don’t listen to your children

How to boost your confidence – by not listening to your children I’ve posted before about imposter syndrome and how sometimes women are prone to feeling like a fraud.  I think we all need a confidence boost now and again – regardless of who we are and what we do. But sometimes, just sometimes,  I fall…




The 10 Most Disgusting Things Parents Do

Confession time. Before I was a mother I used to view other people’s dirty-faced children with alarm and disgust. “How difficult is it to keep a kid’s face clean?” I used to think. Well now I have my answer. And I am truly ashamed of myself for being so judgemental. Because the honest truth is…




The toddler and the lovely, stressful afternoon tea

Last Sunday it was Mother’s Day and I can honestly say it was the best one so far (to date I’ve enjoyed five as a proper official mother). However, I can’t lie to you. It didn’t quite go to plan. But then, when did anything involving a hyperactive toddler and a one-hundred-questions-a-minute- five-year-old ever go…




How to deal with mother’s guilt

I’ve been following a few excellent blogs recently but sadly I’ve noticed a recurring theme out there – mother’s guilt. But guess what? I don’t feel guilty. I’ve been pondering deeply on this and having reassured myself that I’m not just a cold, heartless so-and-so, I think it’s because of a very important lesson my…




Coin-operated cars

How to tell your child that all good things must come to an end… Never. Repeat Never get seduced by those innocent looking coin-operated cars. They are officially EVIL! A heart-warming Before and After shot from the weekend. Send Gin and Fererro Rochers    




A Tale of The Perfect Mum and the Ninja Rabbit

Today was going to be so great. Today was my last day of proving that I could be The Perfect Mum. And I failed. It was the last day of the half term holidays with my five year old. I was going to make it count. I’d taken the week off work but I’d been…




The Liebster Award

This week I am chuffed to have been nominated by Ellen at Babies, biscuits and booze for a Liebster Award! Thank you, Ellen. It’s lovely to be nominated as I see so many other fantastic bloggers out there. It’s fab to know that a fellow blogger wants to support me as I try to grow my audience. The…




Wanted ‘me time’

WANTED:  Me Time STOLEN in a robbery that is suspected to have coincided with a trip to a maternity ward. This particular fugitive has been in hiding for the last 5 years (at least). VICTIM: A career woman with family. DESCRIPTION: LAST SEEN in a variety of covert dwelling places such as: the shower (five minutes…




Why working mums make great leaders

Working mums – Have you ever felt like a bit of a fraud? Apparently it’s a typically female thing to do. And it’s called imposter syndrome. Up to now my blog posts have been a little tongue-in-cheek and, I guess, a little self-deprecating. It’s fair to say that I am a ‘work in progress’ where…




The 13 tell-tale signs of a working mum

Think you can spot a working mum? Although she keeps her superwoman cape hidden for most of the day, here are the 13 major working mum giveaways: She can never join in on political debates at work or even comment on recent news stories. BUT she can tell you in precise detail the plot line of…




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